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THE TEMPEST.

[Act III.
Ste. Lead, monster; we'll follow. - I would, I could Wallets of flesh? or that there were such men,
see this taborer: he lays it on.

Whoscheads stood in their breasts? which now we find
Trin. Wilt come? I'll follow, Stephano. (Exeunt. Each putter-out on five for one, will bring us

Good warrant of.
SCENE III. – Another part of the Island. Alon. I will stand to, and feed,
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, GONZALO, ADRIAN, Although my last: no matter, since I feel
FRANCISCO, and others.

The best is past:- Brother, my lord the duke,
Gon. By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir;

Stand too, and do as we!
My old bones ache: here's a maze trod, indeed, Thunder and lightning. Enter Ariel, like a harpy,
Through forth-rights, and meanders! by your pa- claps his wings upon the table, and, with a quaint
tience,

device, the banquet vanishes. I needs must rest me.

Ari. You are three men of sin, whom destiny Alon. Old lord, I cannot blame thee,

(That hath to instrument this lower world, Who am myself attach'd with weariness,

And what is in't,) thenever-surfeited sea
To the dolling of my spirits: sit down and rest! Hath caused to belch up; and on this island
Even here I will put oil my hope, and keepit

Where man doth not inhabit; you ’mongst men
No longer for my flatterer: he is drown'd,

Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad; Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks

[Seeing Alon. Seb.etc. draw their swords. Our frustrate search on land: Well, let him go! And even with such like valour, men hang and drown Ant. I am right glad that he's so out of hope. Their proper selves. You fools! I and my fellows

[ Aside to Sebastian. Are ministers of fate; the elements, Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well That you resolv'd to effect.

Wound the lond winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs Seb. The next advantage

Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish Will we take thoroughly.

One dowle that's in my plume; my fellow ministers
Ant. Let it be to-night;

Are like invulnerable: if you could hurt,
For, now they are oppress'd with travel, they Your swords are now too massy for your strengths.
Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance,

And will not be uplifted : But, remember,
As when they are fresh.

(For that's my business to you,) that you three Seb. I say, to-night: no more.

From Milan did supplant good Prospero ; Solemn and strange musick ; and Prospero above, Expos'd unto the sea, which hath requit it, invisible. Enter several strange Shapes, bringing Him, and his innocent child: for which foul deed in a banquet; they dance about it with gentle ac- The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have tions of salutation; and, inviting the king, etc. to Incens’d the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, eat, they depart.

Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso, Alon. What harmony is this? my good friends, hark! They have bereft; and do pronounce by me, Gon. Marvellous sweet musick!

Ling’ring perdition (worse than any death Alon. Give us kind keepers, heavens! What were can be at once,) shall step by step attend these?

Yon, and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from Seb. A living drollery: Now I will believe,

(Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls That there are unicorns ; that, in Arabia

Upon your heads,) is nothing, but heart's sorrow,
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phoenix And a clear life ensuing.
At this hour reigning there.

He vanishes in thunder : then, to soft musick, enter Ant. I'll believe both;

the Shapes again, and dance with mops

and mowes, And what does else want credit, come to me,

and carry out the table. And I'll be sworn 'tis true: Travellers ne'er did lie, Pro.[ Aside.] Bravely the figure ofthis harpy hastthou Though fools at home condemn them.

Perform’d, my Ariel; a grace it had, devouring:
Gon. Ifiu Naples

Of my instruction hast thou nothing 'bated,
I should report this now, would they believe me? In what thou hadst to say: so, with good life,
If'I should say, I saw such islanders,

And observation strange, my nieaner ministers
(For, certes, these are people of the island) Their several kinds have done: my high charms work,
Who, though they are of monstrous shape, yet, note, And these, mine enemies, are all knit up
Their manuers are more gentle - kind, than of In their distractions: they now are in my power ;
Our human generation you shall find

And in these fits I leave them, whilst I visit Many, nay, almost any.

Young Ferdinand, (whom they suppose is drowned,) Pro. Honest lord,

And his and my loved darling. Thou hast said well; for some of you there present

[Exit Prospero from above. Are worse than devils.

[Aside. Gon.l'the name of something holy,sir, why stand you Alon. I cannot too much muse,

In this strange stare?
Such shapes, such gesture, and such sound, expressing Alon. O, itis monstrous! monstrous !
(Although they want the use of tongue) a kind Methought, the billows spoke, and told me ofit;
Ofexcellent dumb discourse.

The winds did sing it to me; and the thunder,
Pro. Praise in departing.

[Aside. That deep and dreadful organ-pipe, pronounc'd Fran. They vanish'd strangely.

The name of Prosper ; it did bass my trespass. Seb. No matter, since

Therefore my soni'the ooze is bedded; and They have left their viands behind; for we have sto- I'll seek him deeper than e'er plummet sounded, machs.

And with him there lie mudded.

(Exit. Will't please you taste of what is here?

Seb. Butone fiend at a time, Alon. Not I.

I'll fight their legions o’er. Gon.Faith, sir, you need not fear:When we were boys, Ant. I'll be thy second.

(Exeunt Seb. and Ani. Who would believe that there were mountaineers, Gon. All three of them are desperate; their great guilt, Dew-lapp'd like bulls, whose throats had hanging a Like poison given to work a great time after, them

Now'gins to bite the spirits :- I do beseech you,

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That are of suppler joints, follow them swiftly, Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary,
And hinder them from what this ecstacy

Rather than want a spirit; appear, and pertly. –
May now provoke them to !

No tongue; all eyes; be silent! (Soft music.
Adr. Follow, I pray you.

(Exeunt.

A Masque. Enter Iris.
Iris. Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats, and pease;
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Thy turfy mountains, where livenibbling sheep,
SCENEI.-- Before Prospero's Cell. And flatineads, thatch'd with stover, them to keep;
Enter Prospero, FERDINAND, and MIRANDA. Thy banks with peonied and lilied brims,
Pro. If I have too ansterely punish'd you,

Which spongy April at thy hest betrims,
Your compensation makes amends; for I

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns; and thy broom
Hare given you here a thread of mine own life,

groves,
Or that, for which Iive; whom once again

Whose shadow the dismissed bachelorloves,
I tender to thy hand; allthy vexations

Beinglass-lorn; thy pole-clipt vineyard;
Were but my trials ofthy love, and thou

And thy sea-marge, steril, and rocky-hard,
Hast strangely stood the test: here, afore Heaven, Where thou thyselfdost air: The queen o’the sky,
I ratify this my rich gift. O Ferdinand,

Whose watery arch, and messenger, am I,
Do not smile at me, that I boast her off,

Bids thee leave these; and with her sovereign grace,
For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, Here on this grass-plot, in this very place,
And make it halt behind her.

To come and sport: her peacocks fly amain;
Fer. I do believe it,

Approach, rich Ceres, her to entertain.
Against an oracle.

Enter CERES.
Pro. Then, as my gift, and thine own acquisition Cer. Hail, many-colourd messenger, that ne'er
Worthily purchas'd, take my daughter! But

Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter;
If thou dost break her virgin knot, before

Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers
All sanctimonious ceremonies may

Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers;
With full and holy rite be minister'd,

And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown
No sweet aspersion shall the heavens let fall, My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down,
To make this contract grow; but barren hate, Rich scarf to my proud earth; Why hath thy queen
Sour-ey'd disdain, and discord, shall bestrew Summon'd me hither, to this short-grass'd green?
The union of your bed with weeds so loathly,

Iris. A contract of true love to celebrate;
That you shall hate it both. Therefore, take heed, And some donation freely to estate
As Hymen's lamps shall light you!

On the bless'd lovers.
Fer. As I hope

Cer. Tell me, heavenly bow,
For quiet days, fair issue, and long life,

If Venus, or her son, asthou dost know,
With such love as 'tis now; the murkiest den, Do now attend the queen? since they did plot
The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion The means, that dusky Dis my daughter got,
Our worser Genius can, shall never melt

Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company
Mine honour intolust; to take away

I have forsworn.
The edge of that day's celebration,

Iris. Of her society
When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Be not afraid ; I met her deity
Or night kept chain'd below.

Cuiting the clouds towards Paphos; and her son
Pro. Fairly spoke!

Dove-drawn with her: here thought they to have done
Sit then, and talk with her, she is thine own. - Some wanton charm upon this man and maid,
What, Ariel; my industrious servant Ariel ! Whose vows are, that no bed-rite shall be paid
Enter ARIEL.

Till Hymen's torch belighted: but in vain;
Ari. What would my potent master? here I am. Mars's hot minion is return'd agaio ;
Pro. Thou and thy meaner fellows your last service Her waspish-headed son has broke his arrows,
Did worthily perform; and I must use you

Swears he will shoot no more, but play with sparrows,
In such another trick! Go, bring the rabble,

And be a boy right out.
O'er whom I gave thee power, here, to this place : Cer. Highest queen of state,
Incite them to quick motion! for I must

Great Juno comes; I know her by her gait.
Bestow upon the eyes of this young couple

Enter Juro.
Some vanity of mine art; it is my promise,

Jun. How does my bounteous sister? Go with me,
And they expect it from me.

To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be,
Ari. Presently?

And honour'd in their issue.
Pro. Ay, with a twink.

SONG.
Ari. Before you can say, Come, and go,

Juno. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,
And breathe twice; and cry, so, so;

Long continuance, and increasing,
Each one, tripping on his toe,

Hourly joys be still upon you!
Will be here with mop and mowe:

Juno sings her blessings on you,
Do you love me, master? no?

Ceres. Earth's increase, and foison plenty,
Pro. Dearly, my delicate Ariel! Do not approach,

Barns, and garners never empty ;
Till thon dost hear me call.

Vines, with clusť ring bunches growing;
Ari. Well, I conceive.

Exit. Plants, with goodly burden bowing;
Pro.Look, thou be true; do not give dalliance

Spring come to you, at the

farthest,
Too much the reio; the strongest oaths are straw

In the very end of harvest !
To the fire i’the blood: be more abstemious,

Scarcity, and want, shall shun you;
Or else, good night, your vow!

Ceres' blessing so is on you,
Fer. I warrant you, sir ;

Fer. This is a most majestic vision, and
The white-cold virgin snow npon my heart

Harmonious charmingly: May I be bold
Abates the ardour of my liver.

To think these spirits ?
Pro, Well. -

Pro, Spirits, which by mine art

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I have from their confines call'd to enact

At which, like unback'd colts, they prick'd their ears, My present fancies.

Advanc'd their eye-lids, lifted up their noses, Per. Let me live here ever!

As they smelt musick; so I charm'd their ears, So rare a wonder'd father, and a wife,

That, calf-like, they my lowing follow'd, through
Make this place Paradise.

Tooth'd briers, sharp furzes, pricking goss, and thorns,
{Juno and Ceres whisper, and send Iris Which enter'd their frail shins: at last I left them
on employment.

I'the filthy mantled pool beyond your cell,
Pro. Sweet now, silence!

There dancing up to the chins, that the foul lake
Juno and Ceres whisper seriously;

O'erstunk their feet.
There's something else to do: hush, and be mute, Pro. This was well done, my bird;
Or else our spell is marr'd.

Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
Iris. You nymphs, callid Naiads, of the wand'ring The trumpery in my house, go, bring it hither,
brooks,

For stale to catch these thieves ! With your sedg'd crowns, and ever harmless looks,

Ari, Igo, I go.

Exit.
Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Pro. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature
Answer your summons; Juno does command : Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains,
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost;
A contract of true love; be not too late!

And as with age his body uglier grows,
Enter certain Nymphs.

So his mind cankers: I will plague them all,
You sun-burn'd sicklemen, of August weary, Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, etc.
Come hither from the furrow, and be merry;

Even to roaring:- Come, hang them on this line! Make holiday: your rye-straw hats put on,

PROSPERO and Ariel remain invisible, Enter CALIBAN, And these fresh nymphs encounter every one

STEPHANO, and Trixculo, all wet. In country footing!

Cal. Pray you, tread softly, that the blind mole may Enter certain Reapers, properly habited: they join Hear a foot fall: we now are near his cell. with the Nymphs in a graceful dance ; towards the Ste. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, is a harmend whereof Prospero starts suddenly, and speaks ; less fairy, has done little better than played the Jack after which, to a strange, hollow, and confused with us. noise, they heavily vanish.

Trin. Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which Pro. (Aside.]I had forgot that foul conspiracy my nose is in great indignation. Ofthe beast Caliban, and his confederates,

Ste. So is mine. Do you hear, monster? If I should Against my life; the minute of their plot

take a displeasure against you; look you, Is almost come.-[To the Spirits.]Well done ;-avoid;| Trin. Thou wert but a lost monster. -no more!

Cal. Good my lord, give me thy favour still! Fer. This is most strange: your father's in some Be patient, for the prize I'll bring thee to, passion

Shall hoodwink this mischance: therefore, speak That works him strongly.

softly, Mira. Never till this day,

All's hush'd as midnight yet. Saw Ihim touch'd with anger so distemper’d.

Trin. Ay, but to lose our bottles in the pool, = Pro. You do look, my son, in a mov'd sort,

Ste. There is not only disgrace and dishonour in that, As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir :

monster, but an infiniteloss. Our revels now are ended : these our actors,

Trin. That's more to me than my wetting: yet this As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

is your harmless fairy, monster. Are nielted into air, into thin air:

Šte. I will fetch off my bottle, though I be o'er ears And like the baseless fabrick of this vision,

for my labour. The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, Cal. Pr’ythee, my king, be quiet! Seest thou here, The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

This is the mouth o’the cell: no noise, and enter: Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;

Do that good mischief, which may make this island And, like this unsubstantial pageant faded,

Thine own for ever, and I, thy Caliban, Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff

For aye thy foot-licker. As dreams are made of, and our little life

Ste. Give me thy hand! I do begin to have bloody Is rounded with a sleep.- Sir, I am vex'd;

thoughts. Bear with my weakness! my old brain is troubled. Trin. O king Stephano! O peer! O worthy Stephano ! Be not disturb'd with my infirmity :

look, what a wardrobe here is for thee! If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell,

Cal. Let it alone, thou fool; it is but trash. And there repose; a turn or two I'll walk,

Trin. O, ho, monster; we know what belongs to a To still my beating mind.

frippery :-0 king Stephano! Fer. Mira, We wish your peace.

(Exeunt. Ste. Put off that gown, Trinculo; by this hand, Pro. Come with a thought:- I thank you : -Ariel, l'll have that

gown.
come!

Trin. Thy grace shall have it.
Enter ARIEL.

Cal. The dropsy drown this fool! what do you mean,
Ari. Thy thoughts I cleave to: What's thy pleasure? To doat thus on such laggage? Let's along,
Pro. Spirit,

And do the murder first: if he awake,
We must prepare to meet with Caliban.

From toe to crown he'll fill our skins with pinches ;
Ari. Ay, my commander: when I presented Ceres, Make us strange stuff.
I thought to have told thee of it; but I fear'd,
Lest I might anger thee.

Ste. Be you quiet, monster! - Mistress line, is not Pro.Say again, where didst thou leave these varlets? jerkin, you are like to lose your hair, and prove a bald

this my jerkin ? Now is the jerkin under the line: now, Ari. I told yon, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; jerkin. So full of valour, that they smote the air For breathing in their faces; beat the ground

Trin. Do, do: We steal by line and level, and't like

your grace. For kissing of their feet: yet always bending

Ste. I thank thee for that jest; here's a garment for’t: Toward their project: Then I beat my tabor, wit shall not go unrewarded, while I am king of this

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country: Steal by line and level, is an excellent pass Ari. I'll fetch them, sir.

(Exit.
of pate; there's another garment fort.

Pro. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and
Trin. Monster, come, put some lime upon your fin- groves;
gers, and away with the rest!

And ye, that on the sands with printless foot
Cal. I will have none on't: we shall lose our time, Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him,
And all be turn'd to barnacles, or to apes

When he comes back; you demy-puppets,

that
With foreheads villainous low.

By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make,
Ste

. Monster, lay-to your fingers; help to bear this Whereof the ewe not bites; and you, whose pastime
away, where my hogshead of wine is, or I'll turn you Is to make midnight mushrooms; that rejoice
out of my kingdom: go to, carry this!

To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid
Trin. And this.

(Weak masters though: yebe,) I have be-dimm'd
Ste. Ay, and this.

The noon-tide sur, call'd forth the matinous winds,
A noise of hunters heard. Enter divers Spirits, in And 'twixt the green sea and the azar'd vanlt
shape of hounds, and hunt them about ; PROSPERO Set roaring war; to the dread rattling thunder
and Ariel setting them on.

Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak
Pro. Hey, Mountain, hey!

With his own bolt: the strong bas'd promontory
Ari. Silver! there it goes, Silver!

Have I made shake; and by the spurs plack'd up
Pro. Fury, Fury ! there, Tyrant, there ! hark, hark !The pine and cedar: graves, at my command,

[Cal. Ste.and Trin, are driven out Have wak'd their sleepers; oped, and let them forth
Go, charge my goblins, that they grind their joints By my so potent art: But this rough magick
With dry convulsions ; shorten up their sinews There abjure: and, when I have reqair'd
With aged cramps; and more pinch-spotted make some heavenly musick, (which even now I do)
them,

To work miné end upon their senses, that
Than pard, or cat o mountain!

This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
Ari. Hark, they roar.

Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
Pro. Let them be hunted soundly: At this hour And, deeper than did everplummet sound,
Lie at my mercy all mine enemies:

I'll drown my book.

[Solern musick. Shortly shall all my labours end, and thou

Re-enter ARIEL : after him, Alonso, with a frantic
Shalt have the air at freedom: for a little,

gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and AntoFollow, and do me service!

(Exeunt. nio in like manner, attended by Adrianand Frar

Cisco: they all enter the circle which Prospero had

made, and there stand charmed; which PROSPERO
ACT V.

observing, speaks.
SCENE I. — Before the cell of Prospero. A solemn air, and the best comforter
Enter Prospero in his magick robes, and ARIEL. To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains,
Pro. Now does my project gather to a head: Now useless, boil'd within thy skull! There stand,
My charms crack not; my spirits obey; and time For you are spell-stopp'd. -
Goes upright with his carriage. How's the day?

Holy Gonzalo, honourable man,
Ari. On the sixth hour; at which time, mylord, Mine eyes, even sociable to the show ofthine,
You said our work should cease.

fall fellowly drops. -- The charm dissolves apace;
Pro. I did say so,

And as the morning steals upon the night,
When first I rais'd the tempest. Say, my spirit, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
How fares the king and his?

Begin to chase the ignorant fumes, that mantle
Ari. Confin'd together

Their clearer reason. - O my good Gonzalo,
In the same fashion as you gave in charge;

My true preserver, and a loyal sir
Just as you left them, sir; all prisoners

To him thon follow'st; I will pay thy graces
In the lime grove, which weather-fends your cell; Home, both in word and deed. — Most cruelly
They cannot budge, till your release. The king, Didst thon, Alonso, use me and my danghter:
His brother, and yours, abide all three distracted; Thy brother was a furtherer in the act;
And the remainder mourning over them,

Thou’rt pinch'd for't now, Sebastian. - Flesh and
Brim-full of sorrow, and dismay; but chiefly

blood, Him

you term’d, sir, The good old lord, Gonzalo ; You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, Histears run down his beard, like winter's drops Expell’d remorse and nature; who with Sebastian From eaves of reeds; your charm so strongly works (Whose inward pinches therefore are most strong,) them,

Wonid here have kill'd your king; I do forgive thee,
That if you now beheld them, your affections Uunatural though thou art!- Their understanding
Would become tender,

Begins to swell; and the approaching tide
Pro. Dost thou think so, spirit?

Will shortly fill the reasonable shores,
Ari. Mine would, sir, were I human.

That now lie foul and muddy. Not one of them,
Pro, And mine shall,

That yet looks on me, or would know me:- Ariel,
Hast thon, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Fetch me the hat and rapier in my cell!
Oftheir afflictions? and shall not myself,

I will dis-case me, and myselfpresent,
One oftheir kind, that relish all as sharply,

As I was sometime Milan:- - quickly, spirit!
Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art? Thou shalt ere long be free.
Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire
quick,

PROSPERO.
nobler reason 'gainst my fury

Ari. Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
DoItake part: the rarer action is

In a cowslip's bell I lie:
In virtue than iu vengeance: they being penitent, There I couch, when owls do cry.
The sole drift of my purpose doth extend

On the bat's back I do fly,
Not a frown further. Go, release them, Ariel!

After summer, merrily

:
My charms I'll break; their senses I'll restore,

Merrily, merrily, skall I live now
And they shall be themselves.

Under the blossom that hangson the bough.

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Yet with my

Which was to please: Now I want

Which pierces so, that it assaults Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;

Mercy itself, and frees all faults. And my ending is despair,

As you from crimes would pardon'd be, Unlesss I be reliev'd by prayer;

Let your indulgence set me free!

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TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.

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Persons of the Dr a m a. DUKE OF Milan, father to Silvia.

Panthixo, servant to Antonio. VALENTINE,

Bost, where Julia lodges in Milan. PROTEUS } gentlemen of Verona.

Out-laws. Antonio, father to Proteus.

Julia, a lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus. Thurio, a foolish rival to Valentine.

Silvia, the duke's daughter, beloved by Valentine. EGLAMOUR, agent for Silvia, in her escape.

LCCETTA, waiting woman to Julia.
Speed, a clownish servant to Valentine.

Servants, Musicians.
Launce, servant to Proteus.
Scene, - Sometimes in Verona; sometimes in Milan; and on the frontiers of Mantua.
A C T

Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.
1.

Pro. Yet writers say, As in the sweetest bud
SCENEI. An open place in Verona. The eating canker dwells, so eating love
Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS.

Inhabits in the finest wits of all.
Val. Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus! Val. And writers say, As the most forward bud
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits: Is eaten by the canker, ere it blow,
Wer't not, affection chains thy tender days

Even so by love the young and tender wit
To the sweet glances of thy honour'd love, Is turn'd to folly; blasting in the hud,
I rather would entreat thy company,

Losing his verdure even in the prime,
To see the wonders of the world abroad,

And all the fair e!fects of future hopes. Than, living dully sluggardiz'd at home,

But wherefore waste I time to covusel thee,
Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.

That art a votary to fond desire?
But, since thou lov'st, love still, and thrive therein, Once more adieu! my father at the road
Even as I would, when I to love begin.

Expects my coming, there to see me shipp'd.
Pro. Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adicu! Pro. And thither will I bring thee, Valentine.
Think on thy Proteus, when thon, haply, seest Val. Sweet Proteus, no! now let us take our leave.
Some rare note-worthy object in thy travel! At Milan, let me hear from thee by letters,
Wish me partaker in thy happiness,

Of thy success in love, and what news else
When thou dost meet good hap; and in thy danger, Belideth here, in absence of thy friend;
If ever danger do environ thee,

And I likewise will visit thee with mine.
Commend thy grievance to my holy prayers!

Pro. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan! For I will be thy bead's-man, Valentine !

Val. As much to you at home! and so, farewell! Val. And on a love-book pray for my success!

[Exit Valentine. Pro. Upon some book, I'll love, I'll pray for thee. Pro. He after honour hunts, I after love;

Val. That's on some shallow story of deep love, IIc leaves his friends, to dignify them more;
How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont.

I leave myself, my friends, and all for love.
Pro. That's a deep story ofa deeper love;

Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphos'd me,
For he was more than over shoes in love.

Made me neglect my studies, lose my time,
Val. 'Tis true; for you are over boots in love, War with good counsel, set the world at nonght:
Aud yet you never swom the Hellespont.

Made wit with musing weak, heart sick with thought. Pro. Over the boots ? nay, give me not the boots !

Enter Speed. l'al. No, I'll not, for it boots thee not.

Speed. Sir Proteus, save you! Saw you my master ? Pro. What?

Pro. But now he parted hence, to embark for Milan.
Val, To be

Speed. Twenty to one then, he is shipp'd already;
In love, where scorn is bought with groans; coy looks, And I have play'd the sheep, in losing him.
With heart-sore sighs; one fading moment's mirth, Pro. Indeed a sheep doth very often stray,
With twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights : An if the shepherd be awhile away.
If haply won, perhaps, a hapless gain;

Speed. You couclude that my master is a shepherd If lost, why then a grievous labour won;

then, and I a sheep? However, but a folly bought with wit,

Pro. I do. Or else a wit by folly vanquished.

Speed. Why then my horns are his horns, whether I Pro. So, by your circumstance, you call me fool. wake or sleep. Val. So, by your circumstance, I fear,

u'll prove.

Pro. A silly answer, and fitting well a sheep! Pro. 'Tis love you cavilat; I am not Love.

Speed. This proves me still a sheep. Val. Love is your master, for he masters you : Pro. True; and thy mastera shepherd. And he, that is so yoked by a fool,

Speed. Nay, that I can deny by a circumstance.

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